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The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) requests public comments on many types of draft documents: Basin Plan amendments, adoption of TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads), NPDES permits, Waste Discharge Requirements, Site Cleanup Requirements, Enforcement Orders, California Environmental Quality Act documents and more. This page contains links to public notices for projects currently in a public comment period. In addition, you will find links to pages containing support materials (fact sheets, regulation text, etc.) below the public notices.

You may also visit the Water Board Meeting Calendar for information about comment periods, public hearings and meetings.


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Basin Planning and TMDLs




NEW - Extension of public comment period

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has received several requests to extend the comment period on the draft General WDRs for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma creek watersheds (Permit) due to timing conflicts associated with the fall harvest.

The period for review and submittal of written comments on the draft Permit is therefore extended until Monday, December 12, 2016.

The period for review and submittal of written comments on the draft environmental impact report (EIR), which evaluates potential impacts of actions that could be taken to comply with the proposed Permit, is extended until Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Written comments on the draft EIR can be submitted through close of business (5 PM) September 14 by email to mnapolitano@waterboards.ca.gov or by mail to:

Mike Napolitano
San Francisco Bay Water Quality Board
1515 Clay Street, 14th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Written comments on the draft Permit can submitted through close of business (5 PM) December 12 by email or mail at the addresses indicated above.

Please direct any questions to Mike Napolitano at 510-622-2397.


July 15, 2016 Notice

Notice is hereby given, (see attached), that the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) is accepting comments on proposed General Waste Discharge Requirements for Vineyard Properties located in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds (WDRs) and related draft an environmental impact report (EIR). The comment perios is closed. Please see the notice below for dates of a public workshop and board hearing on the order.

Links to the public notice, proposed General WDRs, its attachments, and draft EIR  are provided below:


  • For public notices and draft documents for review on NPDES related matter, please see Proposed (Tentative) Orders for Consideration by the Board.

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

The Water Board is considering approval of Santa Clara County's Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. The LAMP is applicable to all OWTS in Santa Clara County. Approval of the LAMP will find that the LAMP is in compliance with the State Water Board's 2012 OWTS Policy, and authorize Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health to permit and regulate OWTS within the County in accord with the LAMP. Water Board staff have prepared a Memorandum describing the matter and recommending approval of the LAMP. The public comment period is closed.

Site Cleanup

A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Thompson Development, Inc., City of Novato, Marin County. The RAP describes remediation activities to improve subsurface soil and groundwater conditions to meet residential cleanup standards in preparation for the development of Hamilton Square Townhomes at 970 C Street, City of Novato. A RAP, Sampling and Analysis Plan, and Soil Management Plan comprise the entire RAP and are available for review. The public comment period is closed.

A Draft Remedial Action Plan (RAP) and Associated Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (included as Appendix D of the RAP) are being considered for the Northeast Area of the Potrero Power Plant Site and a Portion of the Southeast Area of Pier 70, former Potrero Power Plant, 1201 Illinois Street, City and County of San Francisco. The RAP describes remediation activities which include in-situ solidification and limited excavation/offsite disposal of soil to address impacts primarily resulting from former manufactured gas operations. The comment period is now closed. Comments may be submitted orally or in writing (by letter or e-mail) to:

    San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
    Attn: Mark Johnson
    1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
    Oakland, CA 94612


The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board has prepared this Fact Sheet to inform the community of a revised corrective action plan (CAP) for the SFPP, L.P. Concord Station bulk fuel terminal located at 1550 Solano Street in Concord, Contra Costa County. The revised CAP presents the proposed onsite and offsite cleanup actions to address petroleum impacted soil, soil gas, and groundwater resulting from historical operations.
A Rescission of Site Cleanup Requirements is being considered for Shore Terminals LLC and Wickland Oil Company, Shore Terminals LLC Selby, Crockett, Contra Costa County. The Order rescinds R2-2004-0064 because all tasks have been completed. The Terminal qualifies for low-threat closure. The public comment period is now closed.
A Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is being considered for Area 85a/b at the Alameda Gateway Ltd Site in Alameda to cleanup petroleum pollution from historical operation of underground storage tanks. The RAP proposes to clean up the Site by removing free product from the former 85a/b Area via soil excavation and offsite removal. The public comment period is now closed.
A Cleanup Action Plan (CAP) is being considered to clean up petroleum contamination beneath Redwood Court, which migrated from Xtra Oil DBA Shell Station located on Castro Valley Boulevard.The CAP proposes to remove contaminated groundwater and free product from beneath houses on Redwood Court using three horizontal wells, then testing soil vapor extraction to remove soil vapors. Regional Water Board staff will consider comments on the CAP received no later than October 28, 2016.

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Comment Period Project Name City/County
9/29/2016 - 10/20/2016 Coyote Creek Concrete Channel Sediment Removal Project Marin Co.
9/29/2016 - 10/20/2016 Morrow Lane Bridge Replacement Project Benicia, Solano Co.
9/29/2016 - 10/20/2016 Flood Control Zone 5- Routine Maintenance Activities Program Marin Co.
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016 Pond 2 Habitat Enhancement Napa Co.
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016 South Tolay Creek Unit Levee/Road Repair Project Sonoma Co.
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016 Inga Single Family Residence Construction Corte Madera, Marin Co.
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016 Napa River Home Napa Co.
10/5/2016 - 10/26/2016 Napa Vault Napa, Napa Co.
10/13/2016 - 11/2/2016 Belmont Creek Maintenance Dredging (2016) Belmont, San Mateo Co.
10/13/2016 - 11/2/2016 Cloverdale Road Gully Repair San Mateo Co.
10/13/2016 - 11/2/2016 Bart Transbay Tube Cathodic Protection Maintenance Work San Francisco/Alameda Counties
10/18/2016 - 11/8/2016 Dutra Haystack Asphalt Plant Project (Project) Petaluma, Sonoma Co.
10/20/2016 - 11/10/2016 Laurel Creek Bank Fairfield, Solano Co.
10/20/2016 - 11/10/2016 Sideslope Erosion Repair Of Zone 6 Line G Fremont, Alameda Co.
10/20/2016 - 11/10/2016 Dock Removal And Replacement Greenbrae, Marin Co.

Resolutions for Consideration by the Board

Urban Stormwater

The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) invites public comments on the following: Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) specific permit requirements for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities, Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ, NPDES Permit No. CAS000001, as directed by Section VI and Attachment E of the General Permit. After receiving public comment, the Regional Water Board will submit the proposed TMDL - permit specific requirements to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) for the State Water Board to consider adoption and incorporation into the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Discharges associated with Industrial Activities (Order No. 2014-0057-DWQ). The Regional Water Board will take no formal action regarding the proposed TMDL-specific permit language. The comment period is now closed.
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board invites comments on the following document submitted by the California Department of Transportation: Caltrans Trash Load Reduction Workplan for the San Francisco Bay Region. The workplan was submitted by Caltrans to comply with the prohibition of the discharge of trash as required by the Caltrans NPDES Statewide Stormwater Permit, Order 2012-0011-DWQ, Attachment V. Please submit comments on the workplan to Derek Beauduy at derek.beauduy@waterboards.ca.gov. The comment period is now closed.